Debra S. Frank, a Certified Family Law Specialist in Century City, California, organized and moderated a program sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar, entitled "Navigating in the Twilight Zone of Estate Planning and Probate: Elusive Concepts in the Family Law Arena".
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2009 -- Debra S. Frank, a Certified Family Law Specialist in Century City, California, organized and moderated a program sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar, entitled "Navigating in the Twilight Zone of Estate Planning and Probate: Elusive Concepts in the Family Law Arena".
The event featured three speakers: Judge Aviva Bobb (Supervising Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Department, retired June 4, 2009), Steven L. Guise, Esq. of Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP and Howard S. Klein of Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Klein. The participants covered the following topics: The Family Lawyer's Introduction to Probate Court, Estate Planning for an Estranged Spouse Prior to the Dissolution, Issues regarding Premarital Agreements, Planning for a Spouse During the Dissolution Proceeding, Planning for the newly divorced spouse, Planning for second marriage individuals, The Effect of Death upon a Pending Dissolution, and Extension of Health Care Coverage under HIPAA after COBRA coverage lapses.
Beverly Hills Bar Association, with over 25 different sections, holds many similar events throughout the course of the year. It is comprised of over 3,600 members and is the largest voluntary bar association in California that is not a county bar association.
Debra S. Frank is on the executive committee of the Family Law section of Beverly Hills Bar Association. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Committee and its Secretary, editor of its annual Family Law Symposium book, and a mediator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law section. She regularly serves as a moderator and presenter for family law programs. She just completed three-year terms as a Commissioner for the Family Law Advisory Commission, Board of Legal Specialization and as the Chair of the Financial Issues South subcommittee of the State Bar Family Law Executive Committee. She is a Board Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) and its Newsletter Editor for the 2008-2009 term. She is also on the Board of the Century City Bar Association and Chair of its Family Law Section. Debra S. Frank was admitted to the California bar in 1977. She is also a member of the District of Columbia bar. She graduated from Boston University in 1970 with honors, Carnegie Mellon (M.A., 1972), and Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1977).